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New executive director named at Copperleaf

Jennifer Marcus

WILLMAR — Jennifer Marcus has been named the new executive director of Copperleaf Senior Living Community in Willmar by Vista Prairie Communities. She will be responsible for all operations at the facility, as well as being in contact with residents, staff and community.

Prior to coming to Copperleaf, Marcus was the executive director of Brookdale Senior Living in Willmar for four years. She also worked at REM-The Mentor Network for 15 years.

Marcus started working with seniors while still in high school in Willmar, when she worked in the activities department at Bethesda.

Marcus has a bachelor's in speech communication, technical writing and marketing from Minnesota State University in Mankato. She also earned a certificate from the Institute on Community Integration from the University of Minnesota and a senior living certification as a certified assisted living executive director.